Chandigarh launches decentralised solid waste mgmt project

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2015 10:26 IST

The Chandigarh administration has come out with a new way to manage the waste generated across the city. A day before World Environment Day, the UT department of science and technology in collaboration with the Centre for Environment Education launched decentralised solid waste management project under the ‘waste to wealth’ concept, here, on Thursday.

Under the project, the department will install a machine ‘Ecoman Foodie’ at the Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42.

The machine worth Rs 3.13 lakh converts organic waste into compost within 24 hours and solves the waste problem completely.

This compost can be used for plants. The development is significant as the machine can process 85% to 90% waste material into organic within 24 hours. The Ecoman Enviro Solution Private Limited has launched the u-shaped machine, which has heater, humidity censor and mixing blades, in three categories such as residential, commercial and institutional.

The machine being set up can turn the food waste into 25-kg compost in a day. The machine occupies less space and does not produce any stench and filth around it during processing. The machine will be used on trial basis for a few days and if it turns out to be a success, the administration, along with the MC, will install it at different other places in the city.

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